In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, September, 2020

Tragedy As 16-12 months-Previous Boy Crushes Lagos Dealer To Loss of life Whereas Testing Driving Expertise

Tragedy As 16-Year-Old Boy Crushes Lagos Trader To Death While Testing Driving Skills


Mrs Tuale Iwejim

The Lagos College Educating Hospital, Idi Araba, Surulere has confirmed the demise of Mrs Tuale Iwejim after a younger boy who is alleged to be 16-year-old reportedly crushed her together with his dad or mum’s automotive whereas testing his driving abilities.

The horrible incident occurred on the Area Procuring Mall, Oshodi, Lagos State.

It was reported that the girl was on her method to purchase extra items for her store when hits her together with his mother’s Sports activities Utility Car. The boy reportedly hits the 50-year-old lady twice whereas nonetheless struggling to maneuver the automotive in reverse mode.

It was learnt that the sufferer was rushed to the Lagos College Educating Hospital, Idi Araba, Surulere, the place she had surgical procedure earlier than her demise on Thursday, September four, 2020.

Talking on the incident, the deceased’s husband, Christopher Iwejim, advised newsmen that his spouse suffered life-threatening accidents from the accident.

“We had been advised that the boy and his mom went to the market to purchase some issues. After they did, the girl requested the son to attend for her within the automotive in order that she might go and pack the remaining gadgets,” Mr Iwejim acknowledged.

He continued, “Whereas the boy was contained in the automotive, someone shouted that the automobile was obstructing visitors and requested the occupant to park nicely. As an alternative of him to say he was not the motive force, he took the important thing from the mom’s bag and began driving.

“He managed to interact the gear on drive, however forgot to make use of the brake. That was how he hit Tuale. Whereas struggling to place it on reverse, he hit her once more. She sustained what I’ll name first diploma accidents on each legs from her waist down. The boy additionally broken some billboards and constructions available in the market.”

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Reviews had it that the N400,000, which the Delta State indigene borrowed to get extra items for her store available in the market, was stolen swindled away whereas she was being extricated from the scene of the incident.

Expressing his unhappiness, the deceased’s son, Amos, mentioned his mom had spent about three weeks on the hospital, the place docs battled to save lots of her life.

He mentioned, “When the accident occurred, she was caught in a gasoline cylinder, and after they tried to take away her, some elements of her flesh bought torn. Her hip bone was divided from her physique. It additionally appeared like there have been iron rods in her leg and there was a gap within the leg,

PUNCH Metro stories 50-50 sharing formulation was agreed with the boy’s household of which the mom, recognized as Victoria Ogunleye, appeared twice on the hospital with N100,000 on every of the go to.

It was learnt that the deceased’s household had spent about N1.5m earlier than she lastly gave up the ghost.

Nevertheless, Amos revealed that he was stunned that whereas his mom was within the hospital, the army police launched the automobile to the Ogunleyes.

“The army police referred to as my dad and mentioned the girl wished to choose her automobile, and he advised them to not launch it. However to our shock, they launched the automobile to the household,”
he famous.

“LUTH later mentioned they wished to carry out a surgical procedure on her. A day after the surgical procedure, she grew to become unstable they usually referred to as my dad to ask if he might afford the ICU, as a result of her respiratory was not good. He agreed. They put her there, however she handed away the third day.

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The deceased’s son faulted the administration of the hospital for not dealing with his mom’s situation correctly, questioning how the case bought difficult and led to her demise.

Mr Iwejim additionally in his response, lamented that the army police have made no arrests and had been extra involved about their broken services. Nevertheless, when contacted, the mom of refused to make any assertion as she insisted she was busy.

A senior official of the army police, Captain Fidelis Ekwote, additionally declined remark when our correspondent requested concerning the alleged launch of the automobile concerned within the accident.

“Come to the army police workplace in Ikeja cantonment. While you get there, you’re going to get the information. Ask for me or Captain Lawal,” he mentioned.

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